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If your first full-time job has finally arrived, it's time to make these money moves before you get too comfortable.

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CLIP Index update: July 2014

A slight improvement in the CLIP Index does not wipe out the advantage held by banks, but bigger changes may be on the way.

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Financial worries are a common source of nighttime anxiety, but these problems are best addressed in the light of day.

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America's Best Rates Q2 2014: Good deals for smart savers

While bank rates overall continued to languish in the second quarter, new research shows there are still places consumers can find higher rates.

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Refinancing your credit card or student loan debt can be a wise move -- unless one of these downsides sours the deal.

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CLIP Index update: July 2014

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